Missing child found on rural property at Collie

A child has been reunited with his parents after going missing on a rural property in the state’s Orana region.

About 9.55am today (Friday 30 October 2020), emergency services responded to reports of a three-year-old boy missing at a property 15km west of the Collie township, on the Oxley Highway.

Officers attached to Orana Mid Western Police District coordinated a multi-agency response which included the Rescue Squad, trail bikes, PolAir, Dog Unit and divers being deployed from Sydney.

Police were assisted by the State Emergency Service, NSW Ambulance and Rural Fire Service.

About 11.15am – prior to the arrival of specialist police resources – local police located the boy safe and well about 500m from the homestead.

The boy has been reunited with his relieved parents.

Orana Mid Western Police District Crime Manager, Chief Inspector Denise Godden, praised the response of police and fellow emergency services.

“We had a great result which has made our day, it doesn’t get much better than this,” she said.

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